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In-depth, detailed assessments of the trends and issues shaping transatlantic debates.

Building Resilience Against Election Influence Operations: Preparing for the European Elections in 2024 and Beyond

Executive Summary In 2024, nearly half of the world’s population is heading to the polls. One of the biggest of these contests is the 2024 European Parliament elections from June 6–9, in which 366 million voters in the union’s 27 member states wil [...]

2024-04-23T10:05:33-04:00April 23, 2024|By , , and |

From Russia With Spin: How Content From Russian State Media is Laundered by Polish Blogs

Researchers from two European universities with support from ASD have uncovered evidence that a small network of Polish news blogs—Lega Artis, News na Dziś, and Daily Blitz—may serve as pathways for Russian state media and pro-Kremlin media to reach [...]

The ASD AI Election Security Handbook

Introduction The typical local election official in the United States is a white woman who is older than 50, earns more than $40,000, does not have a college degree, and is less likely today than in the past to have extensive experience in electio [...]

2024-03-07T14:49:31-05:00February 8, 2024|By and |

Kyiv’s Mobilization for Restoration: A Landscape Analysis of Ukrainian Government Authorities Organizing for a Marshall Plan

Executive Summary Ukraine has become a different country over the past decade. Compared to the closed post-Soviet oligarchy that it was before the 2014 Revolution of Dignity, Ukraine is now an open society governed as a vibrant democracy that resp [...]

2023-09-26T09:32:30-04:00September 26, 2023|By , , , and |

Innovation is Needed–and Possible

Introduction Democratic backsliding in old, new, rich, and poor democracies has accelerated, as International IDEA, Freedom House, the Economist Intelligence Unit, and Varieties of Democracy (V-DEM) have all studied. Yet they have been slow to res [...]

2023-09-22T07:04:32-04:00September 14, 2023|By |

Autocrats Within

Executive Summary The greatest threats facing the two most consequential elections in and around Europe in 2023—Turkey in May and Poland in the fall—come from autocratic corruption within these two backsliding democracies. Both these countries are [...]

2023-05-05T15:41:13-04:00April 25, 2023|By , and |

What Foreign Policy for Meloni’s Italy?

Federico Castiglioni is a Researcher working in the program “EU, politics and institutions” at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI). Etienne Soula is a research analyst at the Alliance for Securing Democracy as the German Marshall Fund of the U [...]

2022-11-16T11:55:15-05:00November 10, 2022|By |

Regulating The Enablers

Executive Summary When kleptocrats, foreign intelligence services, homegrown autocrats, and other malign actors weaponize corruption to undermine U.S. democracy, their financial secrecy relies upon the services of ten sectors of U.S. professionals [...]

2021-09-22T09:36:08-04:00September 21, 2021|By |

Coordinating the War on Corruption

Executive Summary The Biden administration has a historic opportunity to unify U.S. domestic and foreign policy through an aggressive mission to combat corruption and kleptocracy. Middle-class Americans are frustrated by perceptions of corruption [...]

2021-05-20T11:04:23-04:00May 17, 2021|By |

Treasury’s War on Corruption

Executive Summary: Mobilize the Regulatory Arsenal The incoming Biden administration has signaled through speeches, articles, and interviews that one of its top policy priorities will be combating corruption and kleptocracy.See Vice President Joe [...]

2020-12-22T08:51:21-05:00December 22, 2020|By |
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